But work has gone better than expected and the Council is now preparing for phase two of the project which is expected to take place next spring.
Councillor Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment, said: “I’m delighted that contractors have been able to finish this work a full week earlier than expected. We stressed at the outset that our aim was to minimise disruption for motorists along this busy stretch of route.
“The road surface was at the end of its life and the work will mean less disruption in the future through recurring patch-up work.”
Phase two, planned for May/June 2018 will include bridge deck waterproofing and eastbound carriageway resurfacing including Hicks Gate roundabout and its approaches from Bristol, Keynsham and the A4174 Ring Road (South Gloucestershire Council). Further details on the delivery of this phase of works will be published in the New Year and updates provided on our website and via Twitter.
Bath & North East Somerset were successful with a Challenge Fund bid in partnership with Bristol City Council to the Department for Transport which will enable us to fully resurface the whole bypass and both roundabouts in two phases.